The Jamaica Star Gallery | Emancipation Vigil 2018

Tuesday night's Emancipation vigil, which was held for the 21st time, gave persons an opportunity to reflect on the horrors of slavery, and to acknowledge the sacrifice of those who fought to end the wicked system. Escorted by the young civilians garbed in bright, cultural colours--with flickers of candlelight bouncing from their faces, government members, including Prime Minister Andrew Holness, were led around the grounds of Seville Great House. The hundreds who gathered for the vigil simultaneously mourned the tragedy of slavery and celebrated Emancipation 180 years ago. The Port Morant Kumina group provided a fitting soundtrack as the leaders toured a section of the property.Highlighst by photographer Shorn Hector.